fantasy sports

After an uncertain year in sports, things are finally getting back to normal. While you might miss going to live games (us too), one great way to make watching from home all the more exciting is to dive into the world of fantasy sports.

We've been doing our research and found the top two fantasy platforms: FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and DraftKings. If you're new to the world of fantasy sports, then look no further.

Here's how they compare.

Key Similarities

  • Both allow you to play on their app or website
  • Both offer a huge variety of fantasy sports
  • Both have an offer for new users: 20% of your first deposit matched up to $500
  • Both allow you to pick an entirely new lineup every week
  • Both registration processes are easy and can be done in a matter of minutes
  • Both offer different types of games including tournaments, head to heads, and multipliers
  • Both sites allow you to easily edit your line-up and make changes to your team
  • Both sites allow you to enter the same line-up into multiple leagues easily

Key Differences

  • FanDuel's website is packed with tips for beginners
  • DraftKings offers scoring bonuses when players in your lineup achieve certain milestones
  • With FanDuel, you can cash out any amount, no matter how big or small at any time. With DraftKings, the cash out has to be higher than $20.
  • FanDuel's salary cap is higher than DraftKings, which gives you more flexibility with picking your weekly lineup

FanDuel DFS Overview

FanDuel DFS nailed the fantasy game with their informative website and easy-to-use app. They have fantasy leagues for every sport you can think of - football, soccer, NBA, MLB, golf, and more. FanDuel DFS has something for everyone by offering season-long leagues with new weekly lineups, as well as mini-contests featuring smaller lineups.

What we love about FanDuel DFS is that unlike regular fantasy sports, you can have an entirely new lineup every week. Each individual player has a salary value, and the total value of your team has to be less than your weekly cap. FanDuel gives you a competitive edge by allowing you to check out your opponents before playing with them. If you click on any participant's username, you can get a glimpse of their profile page which shows you exactly when they signed up and their number of wins.

Signing up for a FanDuel account couldn't be easier, and can be done online or on the FanDuel app. They'll ask you for your SSN, but this is just to make sure coaches and players aren't making any bets.

The app runs smoothly, and as we said, if you're new to fantasy betting, FanDuel makes getting up to speed a total breeze. Plus, for new users, they'll match 20% off your first deposit up to $500!

DraftKings Overview

DraftKings also has a convenient app and offers a huge variety of fantasy sports. Signing up takes only minutes, and like FanDuel, they offer every type of fantasy sport you could want.

Although their promo for new users and general offering is the same as FanDuel, that's where the similarities end. DraftKings also doesn't have as many tutorials and tips as Fanduel, which can alienate new users. Anyone who is new to the world of Fantasy sports is going to have a very hard time figuring out of the terminology.

On top of that, many users of DraftKings report that their customer service leaves a lot to be desired, and something as simple as updating a payment method can take days. Not what you need on a big game day!

Final Notes

Fantasy sports can make watching the game so much more exciting, and we couldn't be more pumped for all of the sporting action that lies ahead in the coming months. If you have been thinking about getting into the world of fantasy sports, there couldn't be a better time. Picking the right platform for you can mean the difference between winning or losing, and our pick is FanDuel DFS.

The app is so straightforward, you can cash out your winnings at any time (no matter how big or small), and most importantly, their website is filled with a ton of tutorials that will get you up to speed in no time.

Super Bowl LV is almost here and we know you have predictions. An instinct, a hunch on the quarterback that's got what it takes… and if you want to make the game even more exciting, you need to download FanDuel Fantasy.

It's a daily fantasy app, so you don't need to have picked a team back in August. You can start whenever and they have an awesome limited time offer for new users.

Here are 5 reasons the Super Bowl is the absolute perfect time to get into FanDuel.

1. It's not too late - really!

You can lock in your team up until kickoff, so you've got time.

2. FanDuel will get you up to speed fast

Their interface is super user-friendly, so first-time players and seasoned vets will easily be able to navigate the complex world of fantasy sports. If you have any questions, they've got a full guide with a glossary, for all those terms.

3. You can win big.

Play FanDuel's "Big Game" contest for a chance to win up to $3.55M in prizes. That is big news.

4. It's fun with friends

Haven't seen your friends from last year's Super Bowl party? Hit them up for this. It raises the stakes, especially if getting dunked in the group chat is on the line.

5. It's not just the Super Bowl

Not only do they have NFL, but you'll find college football, NBA, WNBA, NHL, and much, much more. There are tons of different daily games to take advantage of every day, so you can really get into different sports.

It's gonna be a memorable Super Bowl, no matter who wins….but if your team wins, we bet you're gonna remember it a little more.

Signing up with FanDuel is easy; all you have to do is enter a name, card, and your ssn, so coaches and players can't bet. Sign up today for that 55/1 offer!

Win or lose, you need that JuJu TikTok energy as you head into the championship round.

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For once, if you're stressed about your lineup this week, that's actually a good thing: Itmeans that you've maneuvered your way into the final round of playoffs.

Congrats on making it this far in the most replacement-laden fantasy season we've ever seen.

While making it this far is an achievement unto itself, you can't coast and bench your starters like an NFL first seed playoff team. If anything, this is the most stressful week of them all: one wrong move, and you've lost your Super Bowl (and a hell of a lot of money).

Take home the bag and the bragging rights by making these drops, pops and shops in the final round of playoffs.

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NBA Season has arrived. Even though it ended later than ever last season, it still feels like FOREVER ago. We can't wait for the madness.

Since no one can go to games this year, one way fans are making things exciting again is FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports. FanDuel is the best fantasy league out there, and we've tried a lot of them.

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports has an unbeatable offer for new users. They are offering new users a first-time deposit bonus, they'll match 20% of what you deposit into your account up to $500. That's an extra free 20% credit!! They even offer a points system where you can rack up points when you make any bet. So even if you lose, you can still use those points to bet again.

It's super easy to sign up, too. All you have to do is sign up online, or else download their app that's available for iOS and Android. Setting up your account takes just 2 minutes - just fill out a few details like your name, address, card information, and social security number so you know it's safe.

FanDuel DFS offers an amazing user experience. If you've never played a fantasy league before, FanDuel makes everything so easy with tutorials and tips. They have a great app that's super easy to use, it's clear interface makes it easy for beginners.

With FanDuel DFS, you can pick a new line up each week, so there's no need to worry about drafting your players for the whole season. Each individual player has a salary value, and the total value of your team has to be less than your weekly cap. So you can take a chance on a rookie and it can still be fun.

FanDuel Fantasy has leagues for NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, soccer, golf, so it covers all the bases.

You can place bets right up until the game starts and you can cash out at any time, right into your bank account no matter the amount.

It's the 75th season, the Raptors are in Florida, and LeBron shows no signs of slowing down. It's gonna be interesting, so if you want to make the most of it, you need to download FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports.

Basketball may look different at the moment, but they can still be exciting to watch with FanDuel.